Welcome! Summer on the Hill (SOH) is a year-round, supplemental enrichment program for promising, low-income public school students from the Bronx, Washington Heights, and Harlem. One of the most sought-after programs in New York City, SOH bridges the gap between public and private education with accelerated academic classes and individual guidance in a calm, nurturing setting.
An independent, 501(c)3 organization, SOH is housed on the campus of the Horace Mann School and has full use of the School’s outstanding facilities. The primary entrance point for SOH is the end of second grade. SOH is held in two components.
|-||The six-year Grade 3-8 program includes a yearly six-week summer session bridged by a mandatory 18-session Saturday school year program. Both summer and school-year sessions are intensely academic, with accelerated classes in language arts, math, and science.|
|-||The High School Program continues the SOH community for Grade 3-8 Program alumni. HS students may participate in SOH’s PSAT/SAT prep classes, college counseling, college visits, admissions workshops for students and parents, and additional college-readiness classes and activities.|
SOH welcomes boys and girls of all backgrounds who live in the Bronx and Manhattan above 96th Street. Students must be nominated by their public school and meet SOH academic and financial criteria for admission. Ninety percent of SOH students represent minority groups: 39% of students are of Hispanic origin, 36% are African-American, 12% are Asian, 8% are white, and 5% are biracial or other ethnicities. Sixty percent of SOH parents do not hold a college degree.
SOH students have been accepted to excellent boarding, independent, parochial, and public schools. SOH is represented at six Ivy League universities, MIT, and top private and public colleges and universities.
Founded in 1994, SOH has now served 1,060 NYC students and their families. A 501(c)3 organization, SOH receives support from generous private and corporate foundations, and individual donors. SOH also receives support from the NYS Department of Health, the NYC DOE Summer SchoolFood Program, and NYC Councilmen Koppell and Jackson.
SOH is deeply grateful for its gift-in-kind from the Horace Mann School.